Design space exploration for application specific FPGAs in system-on-a-chip designs

Mark Hammerquist, Roman Lysecky

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Abstract

The inclusion of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) within a system-on-a-chip (SOC) design offers programmability, flexibility, and reconfigurability not possible with application specific integrated circuits (ASIC) or full-custom implementations. However, these benefits come at the expense of significant area, performance, and power consumption overheads compared to ASIC or full-custom circuits. As a typical SOC design will require fabrication of the final integrated circuit, rather than rely on a generic FPGA architecture, an FPGA integrated within an SOC design can be optimized for the specific intended application. In this paper, we present an initial design space exploration framework for generating an application specific FPGA (ASFPGA) by tailoring several FPGA architectural features for a specific hardware circuit to improve the area, delay, or energy consumption compared to traditional FPGA designs and reduce the overheads of utilizing an FPGA compared to ASIC and full custom implementations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International SOC Conference, SOCC
Pages279-282
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2008 IEEE International SOC Conference, SOCC - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 17 2008Sep 20 2008

Publication series

Name2008 IEEE International SOC Conference, SOCC

Other

Other2008 IEEE International SOC Conference, SOCC
CountryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA
Period9/17/089/20/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Hammerquist, M., & Lysecky, R. (2008). Design space exploration for application specific FPGAs in system-on-a-chip designs. In 2008 IEEE International SOC Conference, SOCC (pp. 279-282). [4641527] (2008 IEEE International SOC Conference, SOCC). https://doi.org/10.1109/SOCC.2008.4641527